Experimental Civics collaborated with BioAustin and CapChem on hosting Austin’s first-ever hackathon.
Experimental Civics won a Mozilla Mini Science Grant for this event
Experimental Civics collaborated with Red Bull on their Crack the Cooler project. They redesigned a wooden crate to become an interactive, life-size cube which could provide a rare experience for their customers. They wanted to design an experience around collaboration and building relationships.
478 cans rewarded
1.3K Impressions on Snapchat
Perkins School for the Blind wanted to innovate and provide better designed products and applications for the blind and visually-impaired community.
100 student hackers under age 30
7 challenge experts
10 workshop leaders
McCombs School of Business wanted to innovate through the business lens and provide better human-centered products and applications for the Austin community.
3 projects hacked
62 registered hackers
Microsoft wanted to facilitate new design thinking activities for youth focused on social good.
130 Participants <10 Years of Age
433 Civic Ideas
6 hours of Imagineering
Our Founder Sarah Sharif worked on this event for 4 years in a row. She was the Event Director for the 2016-18 events.
2016 - Largest Civic Hack in the U.S.
157 Total Projects Hacked
50 to 667 Participants
4 Annual 3-Day Sprints